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Unused Sick Leave and the MSEP 2011

Dec 30, 2021, 11:52 AM by MOSERS

I am under the MSEP 2011 pension plan. Will my unused sick leave apply towards qualifying service at time of retirement or upon leaving State employment once vested?

A member of MSEP 2011, who leaves state employment after January 1, 2018 but prior to being eligible for early or normal retirement, will get no service credit for unused sick leave. However, a member of MSEP 2011 who remains employed until they reach early or normal retirement eligibility will receive one month of credited service for every 168 hours of unused sick leave.

Unused sick leave cannot be used to determine retirement eligibility – it will not allow you to retire sooner – but it converts to credited service, which can increase your monthly pension benefit. 

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